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Google News Archive R.I.P.

Postby dvaccaro » 17 Aug 2011, 23:53

as of today, August 17, 2011, Google has disabled their News Archive search. not sure how many of you used this amazing historic newspaper resource, but i am crushed. they announced a while back that they would be discontinuing additions to the newspaper image database, but why they would eliminate the advanced search functionality while the images are all still there is beyond me. preparing to wipe out the whole thing? hoping to sell the images to Ancestry.com? whatever the reason, it is a sad day for geneaologists and free-database researchers everywhere.

http://news.google.com/newspapers
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Re: Google News Archive R.I.P.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 18 Aug 2011, 01:03

Well, that does suck! I was using the newspaper archives jut a few days ago and have done so many times in the past.

Oh well...
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Re: Google News Archive R.I.P.

Postby Squigy » 18 Aug 2011, 03:07

No!! That's terrible! I have things from there in my favorites that I wasn't able to save to my computer!

I can't believe that. I just used it last week. Well, I hope they do, at least, sell it to Ancestry.com.

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Well, at least my favorites still take me to the images. That's good..

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Hey!! I found a loophole! My links still take me to the images, and when I use the search bar at the top of the page, I can still look through the archives. Try it with this link:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZS ... i-76&hl=en
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Re: Google News Archive R.I.P.

Postby dvaccaro » 18 Aug 2011, 05:01

yes squigy, that that search field DOES work, and can be of some use, but just yesterday i was using the "advanced search" page and finding oodles more than with this one. as of this morning, my "advanced search" page bookmark now immediately forwards directly to http://www.google.com . so stupid.
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Re: Google News Archive R.I.P.

Postby dvaccaro » 19 Aug 2011, 16:50

UPDATE: still no 'advanced search' page available, but satisfactory results can be obtained using this format in the search bar "keyword/name" source:"partial paper name"...

just passing the info along.
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Re: Google News Archive R.I.P.

Postby Petrojo » 20 Aug 2011, 00:18

A while back in these newspapers I found 3 pictures of my great grandfather and his bowling team. It is unfortunate the thought of not being able to browse through the archives! :|
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